= Obedience to GOD =
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,
We ought to obey God rather than men.”
OBEDIENCE TO GOD ~ IS THE KEY TO GOD’S HEART !
Why is it that, mankind goes out of it’s way to follow, and to repeat ~
~and to do the things the ‘world’ says to do – long before they
do the things “GOD ALMIGHTY” says we are to do?
FAITH is necessary to please GOD as noted in Hebrews 11:6.
And ~ if our faith is genuine and true, then we will live a lifestyle
characterized by righteousness, modeling the example set for us
by JESUS CHRIST. We are to obey HIS commands, not because
we have to, but because we want to, because we love HIM.
To neglect or refuse to obey; to omit or refuse to do what is commanded,
or to do what is forbid; to transgress or violate an order or injunction,
is to “disobey” GOD.
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things
which I say?”
Many will do an (evil thing) with daring, yet they cannot bear to hear of
it afterward, or to have it charged upon them. We cannot expect to be
redeemed and healed by CHRIST, unless we give up ourselves to be
ruled by HIM. Faith takes the SAVIOR in all HIS offices, who came,
(as KING and PRIEST) not to save us in our sins,
BUT TO SAVE US ‘FROM’ OUR SINS.
JESUS said ~
“And why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things
which I say?”
All the things CHRIST often used and said and commanded;
it was and should be, easy to apply them. We ought to be very
careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves.
When we obey the LORD, we can live a life of joy, without shame,
rooted deeply in the LORD and confident in our eternal hope.
2 Corinthians 3:17
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty.”
Our “obedience” ~
is actually part of our assurance that we truly know GOD.
1 John Chapter 1
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father,
and was manifested unto us
that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship
is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
When GOD’S children obey their Heavenly FATHER,
“HE” is glorified. (Not ‘us’ ~ “HIM”).
JESUS told us that the plan is for others to “see your good deeds,
whereby ‘you’ glorify your FATHER / GOD, in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Of course, performing “good deeds” requires obedience to the ONE
who calls us to good deeds. A Christian’s testimony of holiness is
a strong witness that GOD is at work in the world.
“IF” – – –
+IF, we haven’t been living for HIM,
+IF we haven’t been following His commandments,
+IF we’ve been living in and for the “world”,in and for the “world”, and for the “world”,
Then (we) are (not) allowing the transformative REGENERATION
of the HOLY SPIRIT to work (within) our lives.
Upon acceptance of JESUS CHRIST, we are transformed by the
blood of JESUS CHRIST.
We can (then) ask GOD for forgiveness, and HE will give it.
And HE will choose to forget the sin, just as if we had never committed
it in the first place. GOD is thereby glorified when HE extends
forgiveness, because it is written:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Romans 6:12. James 3:3.
4. To yield to the impulse, power or operation of; as, to obey
“OBEY” GOD ~
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey
it in the lusts thereof. Romans 6:12. James 3:3.
To ‘disobey’ – is to yield to the impulse of sin and to the power or
operation of it; as to obey in primal urges, or manners pleasing only to
self — and as “Peter” pointed out in Acts 5:29 ~
“We ought to obey God rather than men.”
(A Song of degrees.)
“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD;
that walketh in his ways.”
Obeying HIS words and HIS ways !
GOD Bless ! !